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The Susquehanna County Conservation District (SCCD) visited the fourth grade at Forest City Regional School District on June 2. SCCD staff Steve Fisher, Jen Morelli, and Roger Sherwood each had an environmental demonstration as the students went to three stations, for twenty minute sessions. Forest City area should be proud of their fourth grade students, as they were very attentive for the program.
Jen Morelli, Erosion Control Technician, used an apple as a symbol of our earth and sliced it while explaining how such a tiny portion of our earth is nutrient rich soil, which produces the food we eat.
Steve Fisher, Watershed Specialist, had a ground water flow model demonstrating water and contamination flowing into the ground and into our wells and streams.
Roger Sherwood, Public Outreach and Education, helped the fourth graders make "dirt" pudding, with instant pudding, Oreo cookies and gummy worms while explaining soil facts and why worms are excellent for soil health.
The Conservation District would like to thank fourth grade teacher Mrs. Turner, for the invitation to visit Forest City and would like to encourage other school districts in Susquehanna County to contact SCCD if they would like an environmental demonstration in the future. Contact person is Roger Sherwood, 278-4600 ext.: 285.
Attending the PMEA District 9 Middle School Band Fest were four sixth grade students from the Mountain View Elementary Band.
The festival was held on April 30, 2004 at Dallas Middle School, Dallas, PA, where, after a full day of group rehearsals involving over 150 middle school-age musicians from Northeast PA, an evening band concert was performed for the public.
Pictured above is Kristina Fallon, also a grade six student from Mountain View, who performed in the Middle School Festival on trumpet. Kristina is, in addition, a member of the chimette choir at her elementary school and will be using her talents in band, chorus and on chimettes as she attends Sky Lake Music Camp in Windsor, NY in July.
The Mountain View chimette choir had a very busy and successful 2003-04 season. The group started meeting once a week, for forty minute practice sessions in September to prepare for the Christmas season. They not only performed in the Mountain View Elementary Christmas program, but also had the opportunity to visit several nursing and personal care facilities in our area. They presented programs at the Meadowview Senior Living Center in Montrose, Gracious Living Estates in South Montrose, NEIU Early Intervention in New Milford, Forest City Nursing and Personal Care Centers, and Barnes Kasson in Susquehanna. During each visit, the talented group played their chimette selections and sang Christmas songs. They also did some visiting with the audiences after each performance.
In addition to the Christmas time performances, the chimettes performed in a Spring Concert put on by the Note-A-Bells hand bell choir at the Hallstead Presbyterian Church on May 23. They ended their season by playing at their own sixth grade graduation ceremony in June. They did a fine job and are a very talented group. Hats off to these fine musicians!
Blue Ridge students, in Kindergarten through third grade, on May 27 invited their parents and the community to share with them a celebration of the arts entitled Authors, Artists, and Actors Night. The students hosted an electrifying evening of color, sound, and writings. During the course of the students academic year, they were given the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of creative mediums as authors, artists, and actors that transpired into an evening of exhibits and performances.
In collaboration with their classroom teachers, students wrote and illustrated their own picture books, journals, short stories, and/or poetry. Each student selected his/her own theme to be written and illustrated into a picture book. Each students classroom display was highlighted by a brightly decorated banner.
As a backdrop to their writings, students displayed visual projects created in their art class. The works represented a variety of mediums and subject matter that included clay, paintings, collages, pastels, and mixed media.
Theater and music was celebrated on the schools stage, with grade level performances. Patriotic songs, performed by all second graders opened the evenings production. Theater productions of Popcorn Parade, Journey to Ellis Island, and The Big Yellow School Bus were individually performed by Mrs. Yurgosky, Ms. Levine, and Mrs. Heplers second grade classrooms. Third graders concluded the program by singing upbeat Americana songs.
The evening represented the second annual Authors, Artists, and Actors Night. Artistic problem solving invites students to participate as partners in the learning process. Instead of being told what to think, the arts require students to sort out their own reactions and articulate them through the materials at hand. Students learn from individual reflection and discover answers for themselves. The students finished works were the tangible products that communicated their creative thought.
Blue Ridge Elementary would like to thank the 800 parents and community members for attending such a special evening. A special thanks goes out to all K- 3 students and their teachers for making the evening such a huge success!
On June 9, Blue Ridge Elementary students performed for students, faculty and visiting parents at the annual Awards Assembly. Four of these students, Jillena Bennett, Katie Drake, Emily Guinan, and Meaghan Merritt, represented Blue Ridge Elementary at the PMEA District IX Songfest held on April 2, 2004 at Valley View High School. Rebekah Harris and Greg Stonier were chosen as alternates. Directing them was Mrs. Patricia Spohr, the high school music specialist in the Wallenpaupack School District. These students are all members of the Fifth Grade Select Choir, directed by Mrs. Snitzer. Pictured above (l-r) are: back row Meaghan Merritt, Emily Guinan, Katie Drake, Jillena Bennett; front row Rebekah Harris, Greg Stonier.
Christopher Remakus was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the May 20, 2004 commencement exercises of the Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to graduation, the Hallstead resident was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the international medical honor society.
A 1996 graduate of Blue Ridge High School, Dr. Remakus graduated summa cum laude from Washington College in 2000. While at Washington College, he played varsity baseball and received numerous academic awards, including the Alumni Medal, Board of Visitors and Governors Medal and Biology Department Professional Award.
Dr. Remakus has begun his residency in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Remakus of Hallstead, and brother of Alexandra Remakus, a third-year medical student at Temple University, and Matthew Remakus, a senior pre-med student at Temple.
To honor Blue Ridge Elementary students that are artistically gifted, four works by Quentin Millard, Sabrina Smith, Shania Yackymaik and Tiffany Spencer, were selected for the schools permanent art collection. The schools students art collection has been growing over the past 8 years, with the help of the Blue Ridge Elementary PTOs contribution for the professional framing. The ideas to start a permanent art collection, displayed in the schools library, were driven by the excellence of the students art works created in their art classes. Displaying a gallery like environment in the library shows that the school values original works of art and motivates students to do their best. The public is invited to view the schools permanent art collection during Blue Ridge Elementary Open House on September 15. Pictured above (l-r) are Blue Ridge Students Sabrina Smith, Quentin Millard, Tiffany Spencer, Shania Yachymiak.
Clarion, PA Jedediah Daniel Millard, Montrose has been named to the Deans List at Clarion University of Pennsylvania for the second semester of the 2003-04 academic year.
Deans List students must have earned a 3.5 quality point average or higher (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Katie Brown, of Hallstead has been named an All-American Collegiate Scholar.
The USAA has established the All-American Collegiate Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Collegiate Scholars must earn a 3.3, or higher, grade point average. Only scholars selected by a school official or other qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are also eligible for other awards given by the USAA. These are awards few students can ever hope to attain.
Katie, who attends Keystone College is majoring in Criminal Justice. Katie will appear in the All-American Collegiate Yearbook, which is published nationally.
Katie is the daughter of Marty and Kathy Brown, Hallstead. Grandparents are Ethel Ferenczi of New Milford and Suzanne Brown of Hallstead.
On May 8, 2004, Matt Rodden received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Facilities Engineering from SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, New York. He also received his US Coast Guard license qualifying him to perform as a Merchant Marine Officer.
Matt is a 2000 graduate of Elk Lake High School. He is currently employed by Waterman Corporation, contracted to the ship Obregon.
He is the son of Ken and Diane Rodden of Rush, PA.
The Wayne/Susquehanna Chapter of the environmental group R.E.S.C.U.E. has made a cash award of $100.00 to six graduating seniors of the class of 2004, from each of the school districts within Wayne/Susquehanna R.E.S.C.U.E. geographical boundaries.
Qualifications for the award include good citizenship, leadership in an environmental area, past interest in environmental projects, and/or the possibility of a future career in an area that would benefit the environment.
This years recipients are: A. Nicholas Canzoneri of Susquehanna Community School District; Christina Wagner of Western Wayne High School; Carrie Gager of Honesdale High School; Andrew Everett of Mountain View High School; Thomas Kernoschak of Forest City Regional High School; Bradley Sherburne of Hancock High School. Congratulations to all the winners!
Following is a list of Susquehanna Community Elementary students who qualified for Reading Recognition Awards (student must have received an Achievement Award for all four marking periods).
Mrs. Tingley - 1-1: Billy Cobb, Christian Miller, Billy Reddon, Olivia Rockwell, Allison Ryder, Rebecca Schiffer, Daniel Staros, Marty Swartz, Taryn Tross, Jacki Wheeler.
Mrs. Rowe 1-2: Shelby Brinton, Ivy Christensen, Jerry Hallisey, Brendan Lamb, Tyler Petriello, Brad Sherman, Maximillian Webster, Samantha Yoskowitz.
Mrs. Davis 1-3: Kasey Burdick, Brianna Burlingame, Luke Falletta, Austin Felter, Mykal Hilkert, Nicole Hines, Keith Hubal, Adam MacDonald, Anastasia Smith, Justin Stanford, Emily Stark.
Mrs. Fancher 1-4: Dakota Irwin, Dale Reid, Tiara Rokita, Shirlynne Wademan.
Mrs. Brieden LS-1: Justin Acone.
Mrs. Hilling - 2-1 : Nicholas Acosta, Jonathan Felter, Lauren Marco, Micaela Rhone, Emily Staros, Michael Yi.
Mrs. Chervanka 2-2: Melvin Batson, Kaitlyn Bray, Mashawna Hargett, Alyssa Jacobs, Richard (Sal) Pelicci, Brandon Soden.
Mrs. Houghton 2-3: Chelsea Ayres, Amber Dubanowitz, Kaelin Payne, Victoria Trynoski.
Mrs. Mazikewich 2-4: Sydney Avery, John DelaPlaine, Joseph DelaPlaine, Nicholas Lloyd, Kyle MacDonald, Ashley Miller, Mark Zappe.
Mrs. Burdick LS-2: Brooke Morrison.
Mrs. Lubaszewski 3-1: Brett Archambault, Mitchell Corse, Caitlynn ODell, Ryan Swanson, Ashley Sweeney.
Mrs. Stone 3-2: Justin Collemacine, Kyleigh Fiske, Callie Truex.
Mrs. Heath 3-3: Danielle Barnes, Derek Case, Daniel Cordner, Melissa Kukowski, Amanda Marco.
Mrs. Soden 3-4: Megan Canfield, Lindsey Glidden.
Mrs. Hinkley 4-1: Brandon Deakin.
Mrs. Stanley 4-3: Courtney Arthur.
Mrs. Homer 4-4: Matthew Hilling, Morgan Ofsharick.
Mr. Hall 5-1: Nicholas Marco.
Mrs. Conklin 5-2: Sean Leonard, Sarah Parsons, Derek Williams.
Mr. Presley 5-3: Kelsey Carmody, Robert Skiba.
Mrs. Steele 5-4: Kyle Napolitano.
Mr. Rezykowski 6-1: Shawn Norton, Jami Towner.
Mr. Escandel 6-2: Thomas Kelly, Jr.
Mrs. Glidden 6-4: Maria Elena Canzoneri, Maggie Lawrenson.
Walt Woolbaugh, a 1970 Blue Ridge High School graduate, earned a Doctoral Degree in Education, at commencement exercises held in May, 2004, at Montana State University. Walt completed his undergraduate degree at Bloomsburg University in PA, and his masters at Montana State. He is currently teaching science in Manhattan School system, and is also a faculty member at Montana State in the Intercollege Programs for Science Education.
Walt is the son of Robert and Lois Woolbaugh of Hallstead, PA.
Following are results of the Elk Lake School District 2004 Awards Day program, held May 17.
McDonalds Scholarship to Lindsay Ruark.
Lott & Adams Scholarship to Megan Bullock.
Sons of the American Legion Award to Nicole Chambers.
Diane Bundy Annual Scholarship to Lindsay Ruark.
Outstanding Industrial Arts Award To Mark Golden.
Golf Award to Tom Blaisure.
Basketball Cheerleading Award to LaraBeth Winschuh.
English Award in Memory of Betty Cole White to Abigail Manns.
Theodora V. Carter Memorial Scholarship, Harry Van Carter Memorial Scholarship, Meshoppen Auburn School Scholarship, Van Gordon Scholarship to: Collin Lunger; Mary Ann Orr; Brianne Buckingham; Lindsay Ruark; Megan Bullock.
John Phillip Sousa Award to Doris Martin.
Louie Armstrong Jazz Award to Abigail Manns.
Calculus Award to Alyssa Jones.
Denkenberger Math Award to Val Kissel.
ELESPA awards to Abby Manns, Erin Karpich, Heidi Liebegott.
Civic Appreciation Award to Kara Talcott, Krystal Stephens.
PTO Awards to Abigail Manns, LaraBeth Winschuh, Valerie Kissel, Alyssa Jones, Micheal Hitchcock.
Orell Carter Baseball Award to John Pierson.
Sweet Adelines Award to Abigail Manns.
Robert M. Sides Music Award to Alyssa Jones.
James W. Holbert Memorial Award to Tom Search, Michael Coryell.
Kirk Zurn Outstanding Male Athlete Scholarship to John Pierson.
Mike "Red" Wallace Scholarship to Derek Guiton.
Greg Pavlik Award to Nicole Chambers.
United Warriors Peer Leadership Award to Dorothy Strain.
Cora Steele Scholarship Award to Courtney Grieve.
Carmel Sirianni Memorial Scholarship Award to Michelle Grosvenor.
Leadership Award to Lindsay Ruark.
Most Cooperative Award to Michelle Grosvenor.
Outstanding Student Council Award to LaraBeth Winschuh.
Outstanding Math Award to Kara Talcott.
Pennstar Scholarship to Doris Martin.
Army Reserve Distinguished Athlete Award (one male, one female) to Michelle Grosvenor, Ryan Place.
Outstanding Physical Science Award to Nick Brown.
Outstanding AP Physics Award to Valerie Kissel.
Yearbook Award to Lindsay Ruark.
SPARC Talent Search Award to LaraBeth Winschuh.
Crystella Female Athlete Award to Megan Bullock.
Audrey B. Kelley Memorial Scholarship Award to Nicole Chambers.
Distinguished Athlete Award (one male, one female) to Lindsay Ruark, Brandon Griffiths.
Semper Fidelis Award to Doris Martin.
Scholastic Excellence Award to Kara Talcott.
Good Citizenship Awards to Joe Ward, Krystal Stephens.
VFW Female Athlete Award to Megan Bullock.
Jason Squier Memorial Scholarship to Ryan Place.
Eleanor Button Schaefer Award to Megan Bullock.
Hilton D. Button Award to Lindsay Ruark.
Susquehanna Democratic Womens Club Award to Doris Martin.
"I Dare You" Award to Tia Terebieniec.
Most Dependable to Abigail Manns.
Levi Tyler Award to Ryan Place.
PIAA Scholar Athlete Awards to Kristen Oakley, Ryan Place.
Katie Schuler Memorial Scholarship Award to Micheal Hitchcock.
Tiffany Mason Memorial Scholarship to Abigail Manns, Brittany Noble, Brittany Hollister, Aubrey Chance.
Catherine A. Earnshaw Memorial Scholarship Award to Heidi Liebegott.
Danielle R. Chianese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chianese, Susquehanna, was named a Presidential Scholar for the spring, 2004 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average (GPA) and carry at least 14 credit hours.
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